Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space



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From: QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Team <hamexpo@...>
Date: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
Subject: Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space
To: Rowland Brasch <rowland.brasch@...>

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Dear Rowland,

The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is ready to lift off on August 14-15, 2021 and we’ve loaded it with amazing speakers, content, prizes, networking, and exhibits.  Anyone can attend from their home or office. Early bird discounts are now available at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.  


Included in this Expo’s 90+ world-class speakers is an entire track dedicated to the astounding world of amateur satellite radio.  With over 70 amateur satellites launched, any ham can take advantage of this unique facet of our hobby.  At the Expo, you’ll learn and engage with satellite radio experts who will help you master the skills you need to make it happen.  Plus advanced sessions to provide additional competencies to those already deep in satellite radio. 

Our sessions include:

  • Adventures with Repeater Builder:  A Raspberry Pi based Multi-Mode Digital Voice Modem that gives new life to analog repeaters by allowing them to become digitally capable. Discover how it is used at ORI for M17 protocol space and terrestrial work.  (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)

  • Amateur Radio and Debris Mitigation:  How can open source help the amateur radio satellite service deal with new FCC regulations about Debris Mitigation in space? Come hear the good news and learn about innovative solutions.  (Michelle Thompson, W5NYV)

  • Beacon in LEO:  AMSAT provides space enthusiasts with a DIY satellite development kit. Currently, this kit comes with a LoRa RFM 95 transceiver for transmitting data from the sensors. Our project is to piggy back the sensor section with a 6 cm or 3 cm band beacon.  (Vidya Gopalakrishnan K4VGK)

  • BG0AUB's QO-100 Satellite QSO/DIY Journey:  BG0AUB, will present his QO-100 (Qatar Telecom Satellite) story, including how he got involved in this activity, gear development, and fun anecdotes of his QO-100 experiences.  (Feng Zhao, BG0AUB)

  • DVBS2 Based Transponder Demo:  Get an engaging and practical demo of a DVBS2 Based Transponder along with answering all of your questions to apply it to your own hamshack.  (Anshul Makkar)

  • Getting Started with Amateur Satellites:  Learn everything you need to know to get started with amateur radio satellites, with a focus on using equipment likely already in your hamshack.  (Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK)

  • Portable Operating for Amateur Satellites:  Discover how to work with amateur radio satellites away from home. Includes discussion on the equipment used for portable operating, licensing issues, and other issues related to portable operating.  (Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK)

At the Expo, you won’t spend a dime on travel!  And your ticket allows you to return over the 30 day on-demand period after the Expo to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, and spend more time exploring the exhibitor booths.  (At our last Expo, attendees took advantage of this to watch almost 100,000 videos).

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio® in the United States, is a QSO Today Ham Expo Partner.  FlexRadio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor and Gold sponsors are Elecraft and RFinder.


Save money and take advantage of early bird registration - go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ now to get registered! 


We look forward to having you join us at the Expo for an amazing and engaging experience.

PS: All QSO Today Expo attendees qualify for a free subscription to Microwave Journal, the leading RF and microwave technology magazine. Get your subscription now at https://www.microwavejournal.com/subscribe.

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